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Tips for Writing Style and Tips That Will Improve Your Novel

If you’re working on some writing before the end of the year, I would like to share some helpful links. In 10 Steps to Perfecting Your Writing Style, author K.M. Weiland discusses 10 Laws of Flow from Baz Luhrmann on … Continue reading

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Quiz in Formal Communication, with Answers and Explanations

Vocabulary Quiz #9: Formal Communication by Daily Writing Tips Image: Photofunia

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A Story Is Driven By Characters, Not Plot

A story is driven by characters, not plot. I agree. Many writers and literary experts agree. I’m not so sure it’s always reflected in book popularity, sales, and reviews, though. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Writing

Over the next few days, I am hosting a special visitor from Australia. Later in the week, I have a number of time-sensitive work projects to attend to. While I’m “away,” I have collected and scheduled articles from several categories … Continue reading

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Improve Your Writing Skills

Originally posted on Writer to Writer:
Since I just finished my sixth semester at college, today, and have one more year until I graduate, I’m in quite a celebratory mood so I decided to make this post as helpful as…

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When Does the Marketing Start?

Originally posted on Writer to Writer:
If you go for self-publishing you kind of get all the power over marketing and the overall success of your book. Whether it’s just me or it’s really becoming a trend, I fancy self-publishing…

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Story Stuff: F Is For Foreshadowing

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
A couple of weekends ago I finally saw Logan. And while it was very well made, it freaked me the hell out. The fact that it’s the first X-Men movie to be rated R because…

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Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags by Ryan Lanz

Originally posted on Kate M. Colby:
Today, I’m pleased to host author and blogger extraordinaire Ryan Lanz. His article is packed with tips on how to correctly use dialogue tags. As someone who struggled with this as a beginning writer,…

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On Using Memes to Market Books

Originally posted on Writing Is Hard Work:
For self-published authors, one of the most difficult hurdles is marketing that new book.  Most of us use the go-to of the Kindle freebie or the .99 cent mark down, and using one…

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I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Want your writing to have impact and look polished? Here is some great advice from Dan Alatorre. Dan Alatorre Yeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full … Continue reading

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